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How to Survive Family Gatherings at Sham Elneseem



Sham Elnasim Family Gathering

Don’t be the mood crusher and get ready to celebrate Sham ELneseem. Feseeeeekh and renga are everywhere, fresh cute onionseggs, these are enough reasons to be excited for the holiday. If you’re stuck in town, then there’s a great possibility to end up spending your holiday with family. It can be scary sometimes especially when your in-laws are involved. Yes, it can be hard to adjust to a new family, lots of kids and the noise, but it’s not impossible. Check out our tips for surviving this Sham EL neseem:

Accept others Traditions and Share Your Own

Probably the hardest part about spending holidays with big family is the battle between different traditions. Everyone is used to certain routine and tries to apply it on everyone else.

Take it easy. Just go in with an open mind, try to embrace the new traditions. Why not bring along something that will make you feel at home. If you’re not into Feseekh, you can bring along your renga, or even tuna. Don’t attack others’ tastes on this day. Not only your positivity can be contagious, but also it would make others listen attentively to your suggestions. Thus everyone shall be happy.

Don’t be drawn to wrong conversations 

No politics what so ever! Don’t pick any politics-related topic at Sham Elneseem. Even if somebody else starts the topic, kill it right away. Also be prepared for “those questions” i.e the typical questions asked in family gatherings. “When are you going to have a baby?” “When are you buying a house?” etc. Don’t be surprised and have your answers ready in your head. “God’s well” does wonders, ask me!

Get off your tail and offer help

If the celebration is taking place at somebody else’s place, offer a hand. It shows that you are well raised, plus it can also give you a break from all the noise happening in the living room. And if you are the host, allow others to help if they offer. It would look nicer than locking yourself in the kitchen and help people to come closer.

One for all, and all for one

Plan the day with your partner. Talk to each other about your feelings towards the gathering before you go. Reach a decision together on how long you tend to stay, and what will be your excuse to leave. Agree to defend each other at any situation that may pop up. Remember, it’s only one day a year, please do your best to make it a great experience for you both and the whole family. Give a blind eye to anything that may ruin this sacred Egyptian day.

After all Sham Elneseem is all about celebration, so eat feseekh , stay in open areas, and don’t get physically too close to people on this day!

Norhan Emad TV Presnter at ALGhad TV channel & Content creator at What's up cairo.

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Public Rage Against Mohamed Ramadan Demands Banning Him From Acting Ever Again




Mohamed Ramadan

Actor Mohamed Ramadan has conquered the field of music with a number of hit songs that have been viewed by millions, the rising success of the actor/ singer is quite noticeable and not just on a national level but on an international one as well.

But every star commits a killer mistake during his career and Mohamed Ramadan was no exception, posting a picture of him in the cockpit of an airplane has caused a pilot his very own career and caused Ramadan a wave of criticism.

What’s happening right now is a massive rage from the public led by a group on Facebook that is encouraging people to boycott the star, the hashtag reads ‘#قاطعوا_محمد_رمضان’ under a group name ‘الجروب الرسمي لحملة #خليها_تنضف ضد محمد رمضان‎’

The number of members has just reached 300K! The group is filled with posts calling out his actions and the songs that are perceived to be negatively influencing the youth.

Not only is the group criticizing the star, but they are also calling for a movement against him, one that might even cause him his career! As they’re demanding to ban Mohamed Ramadan from acting ever again.

Of course, there are other opinions and other people defending the star but with this rage taking over social media, we wonder how this will affect the star’s career.

Share with us what you think of this movement, and if you’re with or against banning the star from acting again?

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Mehraganat Singers Under Fire With Public Controversy Surrounding Them




Hassan Shakosh

On the 14th of February, Famed Mehraganat singers Hassan Shakosh and Omar Kamal performed their viral song ‘Bint El Geran‘ during the Valentine’s concert that was held in Cairo Stadium.

Hell let loose after their performance and the two singers have been under fire ever since, as some criticized their performance itself while others felt disgraced to have such a song played in a significant event, especially that it includes a line that says ‘I’ll drink alcohol and smoke hash.’

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The two singers were then met with huge criticism and people claiming that the song goes against our culture and norms, seeing how the lyrics enforce unethical actions.

It looks like head of the Egyptian Musician’s Syndicate Hany Shaker agrees with the public as he mentioned in a press statement that the syndicate doesn’t provide memberships based solely on the applicant’s voice, but also on general conditions that must be met by the applicant.

“The Voting Test Committee is only a first stage, then the council convenes to consider the remaining conditions,” Shaker said.

It seems that Shakoush might not meet this criteria after he was met with severe judgment over his poor choice of lyrics and because of the current societal controversy.

Even though, both artists appeared together in a video and expressed their sorrow to the public, the decision of banning Mehraganat singer from performing is still out there open to discussion, it might even include Number 1 star Mohamed Ramadan!

What do we think of the decision? Well, we agree that some certain songs encourage wrong behaviors and are affecting Egyptian youth but we’re with having strict sponsorship that can review all songs before getting released. After all, this viral song in particular has been out there for too long and wasn’t criticized until public controversy took over.

So tell us, are you with or against banning Mahragnat singers from performing ever again?

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Sharmoofers Are Ready to Conquer and Go Global!




After killing it in the Middle East and North Africa, it was time for El Sharmoofer El 3azim to cross lands and oceans and answer to their international fans! So far, they rocked Toronto and New York City to shambles and are ready to ramble else where!

Starting their world tour madness, Sharmoofers served their international Sharmoofans with a splendid performance at The Opera House in Toronto, and with that marking their first show ever in Canada for the books.

Conquering Canadas freezing weather, Sharmoofers packed their bags and hit the road the very next day to New York Citys Melrose Ballroom where they spread their groovy gospel in the United States.

Sharmoofers gifted their crowd in the West with an opening act by Shadi Alfons and Khaled Mansour, SNL Arabias hilarious duo, who had warmed up the stage and got the crowd ready for the insanity that was about to follow. 

Other than the immensely powerful energies the crowd had during the tour that had celebrities including the Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef and Squash World Champion Ramy Ashour grace the audience, the concerts were sold-out and the die-hard Sharmoofans flew and drove from neighboring states and cities around Toronto and NYC, just to see their favorite band serenade them with Sharmoofersown bombastic melodies.

All of this extravaganza, and the tour is just beginning with a Euro tour coming up shortly as well as more scheduled performances in North Africa and the Middle East!

So stay alert and ready as Sharmoofers are about to conquer the world!

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